25 Fantastic PowerPoint Presentations for Your Inspiration | Top Design Magazine - Web Design and Digital Content
[Excerpt:] I think everyone of us had to make a boring PowerPoint at least once. What most of us hate the most is seeking inspiration to create those pages because creating a perfect presentation can be compared with designing a full website. You need a startup page, a menu, content and a final page which can be compared to a footer. In this article you can see a collection of 25 cool PowerPoint presentations from which you can get inspiration.
5 Gorgeous Note & Point Presentations You Have to See | Design Shack
We share the same love for Note & Point presentations as Design Shack does for these 5 slideshows! Enjoy!
One of my favorite sites for design inspiration is Note & Point, which is a fantastic curator of great looking presentation decks (Keynote + PowerPoint = Note & Point)...Today we’re going to look at five of my favorite Note & Point decks, which will teach us a ton of great stuff about presentation design.
Read a quick review about the new diagram shop by Duarte Design.
Nancy Duarte’s firm Duarte Design just launched an online market place for PowerPoint diagram templates: Diagrammer. You can select from a library of 4,000 diagrams that are ready to be included and edited into your own PowerPoint presentation. Each file costs $0.99....
When Is Rehearsing a Presentation a Bad Idea? | by Nick Morgan via Public Words
When is rehearsing a presentation a bad idea? Clients often try to talk themselves out of rehearsal, because they’re pressed for time, because they don’t like the feeling of rehearsal (you’re not in control yet), or because they argue that...
Using Great Storytelling To Grow Your Business | Fast Company
Every two months, I pull together a community of innovators. We meet somewhere in New York City, usually a boardroom overlooking a park or cityscape. But last month we all found our way into an acting studio operated by The TAI Group to learn about storytelling.
The members of this group certainly already know something about the topic. They are senior executives at some of the largest corporations, partners in some of the most prestigious consulting and private equity firms, and several cutting-edge entrepreneurs. But the more you know, the more you realize there is to learn, and this group wanted to learn more about how to use effective storytelling to drive change in and grow their organizations.
The experience shocked me, to be honest. I considered myself an expert and snobbishly thought there was little more to learn. How wrong I was. Here are my two key takeaways from this session. Apply them today at your next meeting or phone call and I am willing to bet you will have a better result.
5 Simple Tweaks for PechaKucha Presenters | by Tweak Your Slides blog
This Friday, I attended PechaKucha Night Orlando Volume 5. If you are not already aware (and you are if you’ve heard me speak for more than five minutes or taken my class), I love PechaKucha! I look forward to the PechaKucha day in my class each month.......I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed though, not by a lack of interesting ideas, but by the appearance of a few old school presentation design practices. Presenters used pixelated images, pre-made templates, bullets, and a bit more noise than signal at times. I believe the habits stem from slide anxiety......
Win Every Sale with Visual Thinking | Inc Magazine
[Excerpt:] If you view sales as pitching your service or product to a prospect you might be cheating yourself of profits. In the end, we are all selling ideas, not products and services—and when you view your company as an idea that can help your customers, it opens up a world of possibilities...
Make a Good Impression in 30 Seconds | Harvard Business Review
Here in the U.S., the Super Bowl this weekend showed us the power of 30-second advertisements, and how influential they can be in promoting a company's awareness. But how often do we craft our own 30-second spots with audiences that we want to influence?
Best of 365 Days of Tumblr by Aaron Christopher Judd
Last year, I started this project called "365 Days of Tumblr" in which I'd post a new image/quote everyday for one year. That was 11 months ago, and since I'm about to wrap up the project, I thought I'd put together a "Best Of" post. Split into 4 quarters (3 months) and chosen based on my personal favourites and my followers favourites.
Nick Morgan, Public Words: Why Presentations Are Doomed to Fail
When you’re standing up in front of a group of people ready to give a modern business presentation, your ancient instincts take over. Honed over a million years of evolution, your body says to itself I’m in danger!
Presentation design blog Idea Transplant: Liberated from the email attachment
Some expert advice about how to deal with increasing PowerPoint/Keynote file sizes. Cloud storage saves us from email attachment prison!
As presentations contain more images, file sizes are getting increasingly larger. Over the past years I have been cropping and compressing to keep file sizes in check, but I think we have finally reached the time to get rid of the email attachment as the preferred way to send files across....
Brilliant advice from one of my favourite public speaking masters. You just need to have fun to (beging to) present well!
When I’m asked about the secret to good public speaking, my first instinct is to respond, "It's a journey you take the audience on, both intellectual and emotional, involving both content and delivery, and it’s a complex process, an art...
Looking for a way to show off some data or tell an informative story? Visual.ly offers an online tool to create instant visualizations of data, and has just launched today at SXSW the first public product out of beta.
AngelList Takes A Shot At Standardizing The Startup Pitch Deck | TechCrunch
If you're a new entrepreneur or an angel investor and you haven't heard of AngelList, it's time to get a clue. The hybrid social network, communication and crowdsourcing tool is designed to connect first-time entrepreneurs with angel investors...and, in doing so, it’s experimenting with how startups present themselves to investors with a new “pitch deck page.”
Getting better and better | by Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik
The Durga statue worshipped during Dassera festival in Bengal, Orissa and Assam is made over a period of several weeks, starting soon after the chariot festival ends in Puri, Orissa. First a frame is made of bamboo that is covered with straw, then layered with clay, then covered with layers of paint. Finally.......Presentations made to sell an idea to customers need to be created like a Durga statue. Not all at once but slowly and systematically. First the broad ideas, then the details, then the data supporting the claims, then the graphs and the charts and the images, finally the layout and cosmetic touches before the grand presentation to the client......
PRESENTING IS SIMPLE (It's just not easy): Presenter remotes - the good the bad and the ugly
I am still amazed every time I see a speaker, who obviously delivers presentations on a regular basis, standing up without a remote in their hand. I've written about this before I'll do a post shortly on the reasons why you MUST HAVE one of these little gizmos; but for now let's look at the models that are out there and assess their overall value....
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